New BattleNet Rolling Out


BattleNet has changed a lot since the early days of Diablo. Blizzard continues to update its community and game launch system and there’s a new version coming.

The new version of BattleNet doesn’t look too different at first glance, but according to Blizzard, these new improvements will be welcomed by players of Blizzard games. Updates include:

  • Improved navigation and layout—you can now favorite your games and arrange them for ease of access
  • A much more expansive layout for news and game content in full-page view
  • A revamped social pane so you can better see your friends and what they’re up to on each game tab
  • Major accessibility improvements—we’ve added the ability to navigate most of the app with your keyboard, increased our screen reader support, and improved the color contrast
  • A new, consolidated notifications hub for messages and download status

I am not someone that interacts with BattleNet much, it’s fundamentally a game launcher, but if you use it for social purposes then the changes should be noticeable.

The rollout of the new version will happen in stages with North America first in line to get the update. Assuming that all goes to plan, the new version will appear for other regions over the coming weeks.

PureDiablo JobsAre you passionate about Diablo? Want to write for PureDiablo? Do you have a sound knowledge of the Diablo games and universe? PureDiablo is looking for new writers to cover Diablo IV and the Diablo franchise. Apply now and join the team on this new and exciting project.

1 comment on “New BattleNet Rolling Out

  1. In The Name of Zod

    I downloaded D2/Lod the other day which made me use some downloader from blizzard. I don’t know if it is the same thing as this but Win10 certainly does not like it.

Add a Commment

An exception occurred: [ErrorException] [E_WARNING] is_dir(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/plugin-templates/login-with-ajax/) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/vhosts/ in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 693

  1. XF::handlePhpError()
  2. is_dir() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 693
  3. LoginWithAjax::load_templates() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 516
  4. LoginWithAjax::output() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 567
  5. LoginWithAjax::get_output() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 589
  6. LoginWithAjax::shortcode() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 845
  7. login_with_ajax() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 93
  8. require() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 1554
  9. comments_template() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 33
  10. include() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 106
  11. require_once() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 19
  12. require() in /var/www/vhosts/ at line 17